In This Newsletter: * Moon-Themed Story Hour * Summer Finale Celebration * Vermont Reads Books Available * Board of Trustees Meeting * Plant and Bake Sale * Fall Book Sale * Did You Know: Rotating Large Print Collection * Story Hour and Knitting Club * Recent Additions to the Collection
Special Moon Story Hour With Make Your Own Glow in the Dark Moon Dough
Join us on Thursday, August 15th at 10 am for a special Moon-themed Story Hour. We will read some fun books about the moon and then make some glow in the dark play dough to take home. All ages welcome!
Summer Reading Program Finale Celebration
Come join the fun on August 24 at 10 am and help us celebrate all the books we have read this summer. Build-your-own rocket, face painting, games, reading challenge prizes, and a raffle.
2019 Vermont Reads Books Are Available
Come by the library to pick up your copy of “March, Book One” – a graphic novel memoir about the life of Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Take home a copy to read and then join us on Monday, September 9th at 6:30 pm for a Community Discussion on the book and related topics including discrimination, equality, social justice and non-violent protest. This event will be the first in our Fall Event Series on civil rights issues. Visit our website for more details on the book and to see the other Fall events we have planned.
Annual Plant & Bake Sale
The Library’s annual late summer plant and bake sale will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 am to 1 pm, or until all plants/treats are sold. Lots of colorful daylilies, phlox, Monarda (bee balm), Helenium, Heliopsis, peonies, hostas large and small, and other hardy perennials will be available. Also lilacs, Pagoda dogwoods, and shrubs. The Bake Sale? Check out the pies, cookies, and other yummies!
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
The next Blake Memorial Library Board of Trustees regular meeting takes place on August 20th at 6:30 pm. Public welcome!
Special Fall Book Sale
Our Special Fall Book Sale will be held on:
Saturday, September 7th from 8 am - 1 pm
Sunday, September 8th from 10 am - 1 pm
Monday, September 9th from 2-6 pm.
All books will be by donation.
This Month's "Did You Know?" Rotating Large Print Collection
We have a rotating collection of large print books from the Vermont Department of Libraries ABLE library. Find these picks in the "New" Section. They are changed out every eight weeks and are a great option for readers who are visually impaired.
Ongoing Programs at the Library
*Thursdays at 10 AM: Storytime and Crafts for kids of all ages... Year Round!
*2nd and 4th Friday of the Month at 1 PM: 'Simply Neighbors' Knitting Group
Shop at AmazonSmile and Support the Library!
Do you shop at Amazon.com? The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization or non-profit of your choice. To start shopping in support of Blake Memorial Library, please use: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0212407
Vermont Online Library
Available Free to All Vermonters
All Vermonters now have access to a wealth of online resources provided by the Vermont Online Library (VOL). The VOL offers a wide array of electronic databases on a variety of topics geared to a variety of age levels, for both generalists and specialists. These resources are available 24 hours-a-day via the internet (to access VOL out-of-state, a password is required; please contact the library director for details). The information is produced by trusted publishers, including: Gale Cengage databases, HeritageQuest genealogical research tools, and Universal Class online learning. You can also access VOL from our website: www.blakememorial.org.
Get Access to thousands of E-Books and Audiobooks with your library card!
Did you know that, with your library card, you have access to thousands of downloadable audio and e-books through the Green Mountain Library Consortium’s ListenUp! Vermont service? For more info, visit: www.blakememorial.org/audiobooks-ebooks/. You will need your full patron ID number AND password to sign in. Please contact the library if you need them.
Is there a book you'd like to read that isn't on our shelves? We're always looking for ideas for our collection, and we can get books and movies through interlibrary loan. Simply fill out a Book Request Form at the library, call the library with your request at (802) 439-5338, or email your request to email@example.com